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Travel and Tourism - Bahamas - August 2018

“The tourism industry in the Bahamas is showing every sign of going from strength to strength. The robust arrivals figures for 2018, which indicated such a dramatic increase over 2017, are certainly pointing in that direction. There are challenges however.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What is one of the major weaknesses of the inbound market?
  • Why did the government decide to raise the VAT in 2018?
  • What caused the lengthy delay in the opening of Nassau’s Baha Mar luxury resort?
  • Why are cruise passengers a challenge for the tourism industry?

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Table of contents

  1. Bahamas: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Nassau
                  • Ecotourism
                    • Water-based activities
                      • Weddings and honeymoons
                      • Tourism and the Economy

                          • International tourism revenues
                            • Figure 1: International tourism revenues, 2014-18
                          • Casino revenues
                            • The tourism economy and its effect on GDP and employment
                              • Figure 2: Direct contribution of travel & tourism economy to GDP & employment, 2013-17
                          • Arrivals

                            • International
                              • Source markets for the Bahamas
                                • Figure 1: International tourist arrivals by source market, 2012-16
                              • Domestic
                                • Figure 4: Domestic expenditure, 2014-18
                            • Market Characteristics

                              • International
                                • Purpose of visit
                                  • Seasonality
                                    • Figure 2: International arrivals by month showing seasonality, 2013-16
                                  • Length of stay
                                    • Domestic
                                      • Purpose of visit/Length of stay
                                        • Seasonality
                                        • Transport

                                          • Air
                                            • Figure 3: International arrivals at all airports, 2013-17
                                          • Lyndon Pindling International Airport
                                            • Figure 4: Passenger movements at Lyndon Pindling International Airport, 2013-17
                                          • Airlines operating to and from the Bahamas
                                            • New routes and more frequent flights
                                              • Road
                                                • Rail
                                                  • Sea
                                                    • Cruise arrivals
                                                      • Figure 5: International sea & cruise arrivals, 2013-17
                                                  • Accommodation

                                                      • Figure 6: Number of licensed hotels & rooms* in the Bahamas, by destination, 2016
                                                    • The Baha Mar controversy
                                                      • Other new developments in Nassau
                                                      • Tourism News

                                                          • The role of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
                                                          • What Next?

                                                            Travel and Tourism - Bahamas - August 2018

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